About our shed
Welcome to C.Y. O'Connor Men's Shed. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and safe place for everyone. Our shed is your shed and members are welcome to come for a tinker, chat or to work on a project.
The Men's Shed is a place to meet new people, make new friends and be connected with our community. And when the time comes to take a break from your project, enjoy our recreation area complete with kitchenette, tables, chairs, loung area, TV and pool table.
New members will be inducted into the the Men's Shed and shown how to safely operate all of the machinery. Members will learn how to get the best out of a machine and materials. The Men's Shed is open to all genders and those aged over 18 years.
There is a whole range of activities you can participate in:
- General woodwork and carpentry;
- Men’s Shed improvements;
- Join in for BBQ’s;
- Play card and board games;
- Maintenance of tools and machinery;
- Restoring furniture;
- Toy making;
- Voluntary community projects.
If you have a project you want to work on yourself, bring it along! Have a project but can’t build it, just ask your mates at the Shed, you will find plenty of help.
Find another shed in your area
— "I've found a great group of mates"
Mateship is an important pillar of every Men’s Shed – first and foremost the shed is a place for men to knock about with a group of like-minded mates.
— “I give back to the community”
Men’s Sheds are vital community investments delivering programmes and activities that foster community spirit and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia.
Health & Wellbeing
— “My health and wellbeing is better because I'm a Shedder”
Many shedders experience improved mental health outcomes. Men (and women) involved at their local Shed report increased self-esteem through participation and learning new skills; de-stigmatisation of experiencing mental health and de-stigmatisation of prevalent social issues related to mental health.
The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the national service provider supporting more than 1,200 Men’s, Women’s and Community Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations.
AMSA was established in 2007 by a collection of Australian independent community-based Men’s Sheds to represent, support and promote the Men’s Shed movement. It was founded on the principle of sharing information between sheds and those communities wishing to establish and operate a Men’s Shed. It acts as a central hub for information exchange.
Facts & Figures
Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)
More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries
The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)
More than 50,000 Australian men participate in Men's Sheds